Month: August 2011

Gone Fishin’

The Musicians Foundation will be taking a much needed vacation, and will return on September 21st.

We’ll be refreshed and ready to assist with your important MI Alumni 1977-1994 Reunion questions, announce new MI scholarships, and promote all of the exciting events, concerts and news that we know you enjoy when we get back!

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Stormy Weather: The Lena Horne Project (feat. Mary Wilson) The Jazz Bakery at MI Concert Series Sept. 29, 2011

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 29th – 8:30pm

STORMY WEATHER: THE LENA HORNE PROJECT

MARY WILSON (The Supremes)  

JAMES GAVIN – narrator

Musicians Institute Concert Hall 
 

1655 N. McCadden Place, Hollywood, CA 90028

The Jazz Bakery at Musicians Institute welcomes Stormy Weather: The Lena Horne Project for one very special evening show on Thursday, Sept. 29th at 8:30pm in MI’s Concert Hall.

This show is open to the public (see ticketing information below).

Live narrative from author James Gavin (“Stormy Weather: The Life of Lena Horne), vocals from music legend Mary Wilson (The Supremes), and actual film footage from Lena Horne’s career help to interweave an exciting, appealing multimedia concert production that follows the legendary life and music of this American icon.

Ticket Information:

MI students (no outside guests) should sign up by Wednesday Sept. 28th 10am, at the MI Student Affairs office to receive free admission (maximum of two tickets per student).  After the free ticketing allotment has been filled, MI (and all) student tickets are $15 with valid ID.

 General Public
 Tickets ($30) are available at the door, and in advance online HERE

The Robert Glasper Trio ~The Jazz Bakery at MI Concert Series Sept. 28, 2011

 

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28th 

 ONE show only- 8:30pm

PIANIST ROBERT GLASPER

 Derrick Hodge – bass / Chris Dave – drums

VENUE:  Musicians Institute Concert Hall

1655 N. McCadden Place, Hollywood, CA 90028

The new vanguard of subtle, intelligent, nuanced, powerful and virtuoso Jazz piano is 32 year old Robert Glasper.

The Blue Note artist with four albums to date (as a leader), comes to The Jazz Bakery at MI Concert Series steeped in a lineage of influence from Bill Evans, Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, and Brad Mehldau.

Yet, Glasper is also rooted firmly in the Neo-Soul, Gospel, Hip-Hop, and Soul traditions.  His versatile, articulate melodic voice, harmonic textures rhythmic drive (and the fusion of all three elements) is uniquely his own, but allowing him to be equally at home with Thelonious Monk to Mos Def.

Ticket Information

MI students (no outside guests) should sign up by Tuesday 9/27 10am, at the MI Student Affairs office to receive free admission (maximum of two tickets per student).  After the free ticketing allotment has been filled, MI (and all other) student tickets are $15 with valid school ID.

General Public
 Tickets ($25) are available at the door, and in advance online HERE

Musicians Institute Alumni Reunion~~ 1977-1994 Registered Guest List FINAL

Registration has ended.  Thank you, everyone!

Confirmed Guests:

  • Pat Hicks +1
  • Rebeca Natalia +1
  • Les Wise +1
  • Don Mock
  • Chuck Rainey +1
  • Al Bruno +1
  • Ron Benson +1
  • Denny Tedesco
  • Carmie Tedesco +1
  • Mike Campbell  
  • Soleh (Henry) Brewer 
  • Tim Pedersen 
  • Putter Smith 
  • Ralph Razze
  • Jim McMains
  • Michael Lascuola +1
  • Steve Scoville +1

Here is the final list of alumni (including alumni who are current MI staff) who are confirmed and registered to attend.

REGISTERED ALUMNI ATTENDEES BY GRADUATION YEAR:

1978

Wyatt, Keith GIT 1978

Alden, Howard GIT 1978

Brown, Howard GIT 1978 +1

Mascato, Vince GIT 1978 +1

Dowling, Dan GIT 1978

Shinberg, Rick GIT 1978

DiLorenzo, Paul GIT 1978 +1

Tuck, David GIT 1978

Grasamke, Chas GIT 1978

McDuffie, John Groover GIT 1978

Novoa, Keefe GIT 1978

Milton. Blake GIT 1978

1979

Resnik, David GIT 1979

Gilbert, Dan GIT 1979

Batten, Jennifer GIT 1979

Anderson, Pete GIT 1979

Carlson, David GIT 1979

Wallace, Bruce GIT 1979

Findlay, Jamie GIT 1979

Zimmerman, Michael GIT 1979 +1

Woods, Gary GIT 1979

Paul, Sunny GIT 1979

Fredman, Dan BIT 1979

Sharmat, Craig GIT 1979 +1

Putterman, Jeff GIT 1979

1980

Du Pont, John GIT 1980

Howe, Mark GIT 1980 +1

Bonhomme, Al GIT 1980

Allan, David GIT 1980 +1

Perkins, Doug GIT 1980

Thompson, Ronald GIT 1980 +1

Brengle, John GIT 1980

LeBlanc, Robby GIT 1980 +1

Leitner, Ira GIT 1980 +1

Buckingham, Bruce GIT 1980 +1

Bolton, Ross GIT 1980

Schendel, Hermann GIT 1980

Riker, Wayne GIT 1980

Silcox, James GIT 1980 +1

Lewis, Robin GIT 1980

Cedar, Carl BIT 1980

Katz, Billy GIT 1980 +1

Ellis, Greg GIT 1980 +1

Larson, Lisa GIT 1980

1981

Sklarevski, Alexis BIT 1981

Hess, Gary PIT 1981

Bartlette, Tom GIT 1981 +1

Metoyer, Louis GIT 1981

Stull, Craig GIT 1981

Edmonson, Greg GIT 1981

Mellon, Timothy GIT 1981

Lee, Bob BIT 1981

Hayes, Rob GIT 1981

Gregory, Probyn GIT 1981

Colter, Wendie GIT 1981

Hellwarth (nee Dorfman), Jennifer GIT 1981 +1

1982

Martinez, Maria PIT 1982

Trovato, Steve GIT 1982

Edelnant, Jerry GIT 1982

Wright, Ross BIT 1982

Gadelius, Jesper GIT 1982 +1

Mathis, Ken GIT 1982 +1

Lopez, George BIT 1982

Dejesus, Ron GIT 1982

Hathorn, John GIT 1982

Thoennes, Pete GIT 1982 +1

Dielman, Nels PIT 1982

Soriano, Aquilino BIT 1982

Watanabe, Miiko BIT 1982

1983

Fagan, Mike  GIT 1983

Osward, Kris BIT 1983

Axtell, Tony BIT 1983

Hill, Dave GIT 1983

Mair, John GIT 1983 +1

Mullenger, Dirk GIT 1983 +1

Lee, Sam GIT 1983

Sage, Steve GIT 1983

Palm, Nils BIT 1983

Ardizzola, Giorgio GIT 1983

Vigilante, Michael BIT 1983

Stano, Richy GIT 1983

Gay, Michael PIT 1983

Hurley, James GIT 1983 +1

Gerstein, Will GIT 1983

Cormier, Bill  GIT 1983 +1

Casillas, Steve GIT 1983

1984

Ames, Mickey GIT 1984

Davis, Alison GIT 1984

Finn, Ed GIT 1984

Matthews, Patrick PIT 1984

Weber, Tim  GIT 1984

Lebish, Jamie GIT 1984

Bourque, Jean GIT 1984

Sawyer, Geoff GIT 1984

Faria, Nelson GIT 1984 +1

Wilson, Riley GIT 1984 +1

Salindong, Ron GIT 1984

Platero, John PIT 1984

Kaufman, Denise BIT 1984

Smart, Kirk GIT 1984

Gomez, Richard GIT 1984

DiFranco, Jack GIT 1984

Johnson, Karl GIT 1984

Hetlage, Randy GIT 1984 +1

Thomas, Suzanne GIT 1984

Bell, Ken GIT 1984

Fung, Basil GIT 1984

DeMarco, Bob GIT 1984

Andrews, Kim GIT 1984 +1

Lombardi, Vince GIT 1984 +1

Burno, Phillip GIT 1984

LaFrance, Jonathan GIT 1984

Chertock, David GIT 1984

Pettersson, Stig Jonas GIT 1984

Carrion, Ray GIT 1984

Samolis, Bart GIT 1984 +1

1985

Kessler, Dan GIT 1985 +1

Gilbert, Paul GIT 1985

Tagliarino, Barrett GIT 1985

Mello, John GIT 1985

Shannon-Groneberg, Laura GIT 1985

Curry, Steve GIT 1985

Kiunke, Randy GIT 1985 +1

Carlson, Alan PIT 1985

Silverman, Keith GIT 1985 +1

Caravello Zarcone, Monique 1985 +1

1986

Evans, Stephen GIT 1986

Marlis, Beth GIT 1986

Craddock, Garrett GIT 1986

Donaghy, Peter GIT 1986

Tyree, Jeff GIT 1986

Trask, Brett GIT 1986

Donovan, John GIT 1986

Kubiniec, Tom GIT 1986

Leon, Rob GIT 1986 +1

Scott, Darin GIT 1986

Cleland, Scott GIT 1986

Hinds, Allen GIT 1986

Pellatt, Carole GIT 1986

Solomon, Jesse GIT 1986

Richards, Robert GIT 1986

1987

Gill, Danny  GIT 1987

Gormley, Scot GIT 1987

Starkie, Quint GIT 1987

Kowalski, Ken PIT 1987

Goetz, Juerg GIT 1987 +1

Diaz, Dan GIT 1987 +1

Stender, Martin GIT 1987 +1

Mueller, Marc Sidney GIT 1987 +1

Tupanjanin, John GIT 1987

Dorman, Eddie GIT 1987 +1

Ridgely, Brian GIT 1987

Yanagi, Toshi GIT 1987

Hrehovcsik, Wendi BIT 1987

1988

Fullerton, Tim GIT 1988

Lula, Jamie VIT 1988

Helmerich, TJ GIT 1988

Nyqwist, Thomas GIT 1988

Ferriola, Keith PIT 1988 +1

Wentworth, Katherine GIT 1988 +1

Khoury, Jimmy GIT 1988 +1

Gonzalez, Kenneth GIT 1988 +1

Hamblen, Steven Forrest PIT 1988

Sirois, Christine GIT 1988 +1

Sledge, Sandy PIT 1988

Moran, Amy VIT 1988 +1

Coulter, Les VIT 1988 +1

1989

Hornig, Thomas PIT 1989

Kolb, Tom GIT 1989

Young, Kenneth GIT 1989

Hutchinson, Tita VIT 1989

Evans Cobb, Cheryl VIT 1989

Dean, James PIT 1989 +1

Sheehan, Coreen VIT 1989

Morissette Cruz, Suzanne PIT 1989 +1

Campese, Mike GIT 1989

Hagerty, Steve GIT 1989

1990

Hano, Randy GIT 1990

Verstappen, Arno GIT 1990 +1

Grundahl, Joel GIT 1990 +1

Hu, Derrick GIT 1990

Schmidt, Arnold GIT 1990

Allyn, Lance GIT 1990 +1

Hoefler, Jan PIT 1990

Pyun, Chang W. GIT 1990

1991

Ackermann, Kurt GIT 1991

Palmer, Jason PIT 1991 +1

Segal, Karen GIT 1991

Rizzo, Michael GIT 1991

Johansson, Orjan GIT 1991

Nieves, Kenny GIT 1991

Krzyzaniak, Ed GIT 1991

Minns, David GIT 1991 +1

Coogan, Scot PIT 1991

Guerrero, Mike GIT 1991 +1

Fath, Holger GIT 1991

Noerr, Christina GIT 1991

Bos, Fernand BIT 1991

Scornaienchi, Chris GIT 1991 +1

1992

Gray, Michael  GIT 1992 +1

Clark, Chad PIT 1992

Gusset, Max GIT 1992

Mayer, Ian PIT 1992

Dielman, Nels PIT 1992

Wilkins, Greg GIT 1992 +1

Niwa, Kayuri BIT 1992

Calva, Robert GIT 1992

1993

Codron, Marc BIT 1993 +1

Festa, John GIT 1993 +1

Geck, Wilfried GIT 1993

Yock, Jeff GIT 1993

1994

Schuetze, Kai GIT 1994 +1

Phifer, Michael GIT 1994

Weisheit, Matthias GIT 1994

Planchart, Geraldine VIT 1994 +1

Jones, Steve GIT 1994

Bara, Priscila GIT 1994

Austin, Rashaan PIT 1994

Nordin, Stefan GIT 1994

The Musicians Foundation is pleased to announce that all proceeds from the MI Alumni Reunion 1977-1994 will directly benefit its ongoing scholarship fund for students at Musicians Institute.



The Jazz Bakery at MI Presents: Tomasz Stanko Quartet~~ Sept. 24, 2011

EVENT UPDATE– THIS CONCERT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO UNFORSEEN CIRCUMSTANCES

The Jazz Bakery at Musicians Institute welcomes the return engagement of the Tomasz Stanko Quartet, featuring Stanko (trumpet) and his current New York band: Craig Taborn (piano), Thomas Morgan (bass), and Jim Black (drums).  Stanko, who performed to an electrified and appreciative audience at MI in 2010, returns for one show only on Saturday, Sept. 24th at 8:30pm in MI’s Concert Hall.

This show is open to the public (see ticketing information below).

The internationally-acclaimed Polish trumpeter, composer and bandleader received the 2002 European Jazz Award and the 2004 and 2005 Australian Bell Awards for Best Jazz Album of the Year. One of the few European jazzmen with an equally strong reputation in the US, he was voted one of Down Beat magazine’s “Top Ten Trumpeters” in 2005, 2007 and 2008 and received praise from both The New Yorker (“One of the most original and creative jazz trumpet players in the world…”) and the New York Times (“Trumpeting Freedom: in Spirit, Thought, and Jazz…“).

Ticket Information

MI students (no outside guests) should sign up by Friday 9/23 10am, at the MI Student Affairs office to receive free admission (maximum of two tickets per student).  After the free ticketing allotment has been filled, MI student tickets are $15 with MI ID.


General Public
 Tickets are available at the door, and online  HERE

(please do NOT contact MI directly for ticket purchase information)

Scholarship Guide for Musicians Institute Now Available

This newly minted guide presents the current scholarship opportunities for 2011-2012 supported by the generous donations of individuals (like you) and music industry icons to The Musicians Foundation Scholarship Fund.

You can also find information on all the scholarships offered directly by Musicians Institute in the guide.

Want to make a 100% tax-deductible donation to support scholarships at Musicians Institute?  

Click Here:

          

The Musicians Foundation Board of Directors in Action: ~~Sheila E.~~

Sheila E performs for The Recording Academy's Annual Grammy Block Party in Santa Monica July 30, 2011

The Musicians Foundation is extremely honored to have an absolutely extraordinary Board of Directors!  

From time to time, we’d like to feature them on our blog just to give you a peek at the powerful contributions they are making on a daily basis.

Thruout her incredibly successful career as a performer, Sheila E. has continuously inspired and electrified audiences.  Some of her most recent musical highlights include: performing with Prince during his “21 Nite Stand” run at The Forum in LA, performing on the season finale of American Idol 2011, The Letterman Show, The E Family performances, and several TV and concert appearances. 

Sheila is a very proactive advocate and supporter of musicians rights (she testified on Capitol Hill before the US Senate in support of the Performance Rights Act in 2009), and is an active LA Chapter Governor for The Recording Academy.  She has performed at The White House, as well as in dozens of countries worldwide.

As a philanthropist,  Sheila co-founded her own non-profit organization in 2001,  The Elevate Hope Foundation, which raises funds (thru monetary donations and musical instruments) and raises awareness in order to provide abused and abandoned children an alternative method of therapy through music and the arts.  

As a multi-faceted drummer, percussionist, vocalist, songwriter, performer, arranger, producer, composer, instrumentalist and humanitarian, Sheila has brought joy to the world and continues to be respected as one of today’s brightest talents.  

In 2010, Musicians Institute awarded Sheila it’s highest honor: Honorary Doctor of Music. 

Sheila E. will be performing with David Koz and Bobby Caldwell at THE HOLLYWOOD BOWL on Sunday, August 14th, 2011

Sheila E. - Doctor of Music -

Guitar It Up For Girls Guitar Scholarship Announced for Spring 2012!

The Musicians Foundation is pleased to announce the creation of the Guitar It Up for Girls Guitar Scholarship to be awarded to a newly enrolling female student in the Guitar Program at Musicians Institute for Spring 2012.

The scholarship is generously sponsored by new MI scholarship partner,  Guitar It Up For Girls.com  as a part of it’s commitment to support music education and opportunities for emerging female musicians.

The winner of the  Guitar It Up For Girls Guitar Scholarship  should demonstrate demonstrates outstanding musicianship, band performance skills and originality (in any genre).

The scholarship award consists a new guitar and a $1,000 tuition credit for the Spring 2012 quarter.

  • For complete details, and scholarship application, click here
  • To learn more about the full range of exciting guitar products, artists and news on the Guitar It Up For Girls website, click here